If you received a Google Cardboard viewer with Sunday's NYT home delivery, My Spilt Milk has something to show you.
When My Spilt Milk covered Wilco's recent show at The Orpheum, our review included two 360-degree photos. Last month, we posted 360-degree backstage photos at The House of Blues while Boyfriend performed.
As cool as those scrollable, 360-degree photos are, they can also be seen in 3D on your smartphone with Google Cardboard--Google's virtual reality viewer. On Sunday, The New York Times included a Google Cardboard viewer in its home delivery to announce its NYT VR app. My Spilt Milk isn't in a place to make a VR app yet, But we have 26 photos from around New Orleans--360-degree photos that take you backstage or to places you can't always get.
At this point, Google technology doesn't allow us to set up a library, so see our photos requires a virtual scavenger hunt for now. To see our photos in 3D virtual reality, download Google Street View. Virtual reality photos are represented on the maps by red dots, and you can find two from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome shot from the field pre-game and from a suite during the game (thanks Mercedes-Benz's #10YearsStronger campaign!).
You can find our VR photos from Voodoo by exploring the red dots in City Park near Wisner. We shot from the photo pit during The Soul Rebels' set, from a viewing stand at the back of the Le Plur stage during Alesso's set, and from the press enclosure at the start of Florence and the Machine's set. In that photo, you can see what's on the other side of the fencing that borders the Voodoo main stage, and photographer Joshua Brasted in a cherry picker shooting an overhead photo of the main stage crowd.
Go to the Civic Theatre to see the crowd for Kendrick Lamar. The lights don't let you see Florence Welch, Win Butler or Regine Chassagne, who were in the VIP balcony. Go to The Smoothie King Center for a shot from Janet Jackson's recent show, and Tipitina's for the crowd milling around outside before a show. Go to the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market and join the hunt for Irvin Mayfield. Go to the House of Blues for Boyfriend backstage, and the Orpheum for Wilco and the crowd waiting for them.
We look forward to making these photos easier to see, but for now, if you got the Google Cardboard viewer with your Sunday New York Times, we can show you New Orleans like you haven't seen it.